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Excel Home & Students for MAC does not save Excel files

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I have been using Office Home & Students for 20 days.

Since Jan the 1st, Excel is not able to save files.

The command is present but not active.


I have uninstalled and re-installed and restarted and done things but it does not work.


Word does save files.

If I try and select the autosave option, it looks that I might save on Microsoft OneDrive.
It looks like the Mac file system is not available.

3 Replies

Hi @bettavento 


What is your Office subscription ? are you using M365 or O365 subscription ?

You can install OneDrive on your mac and use it. that should be any issue. 


Regards, Faraz Shaikh | Microsoft MVP, MCT, MIE, MOS Master, Excel Expert

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Hello @Faraz Shaikh 

I have a Home & Student license, I don't want to use OneDrive because I already use iCloud.

@Faraz Shaikh 

Hello Faraz, 

two more moth have passe and I still cannot use my excel all for Mac Home version.

Any news? 

May I have my money back?